Sunday, June 19, 2011

Native Rock

Here's the second polish from the Evolve collection, Native Rock:

SpaRitual Native Rock, Evolve collection, summer 2011

Although this color also wasn't what I was expecting based on the website's color drops, I really like it.  It's like Essie Merino Cool's summery, sun-bleached sister, a really lovely medium greyed mauve.  Above is two coats.

I decided to try this one before the cream colored shade that's my favorite from this collection (Driftwood) because I wanted to see if a darker color would apply any easier.  But I still had the same troubles I had with Moss.  So my experience so far with SpaRitual is mediocre in terms of application.  Not so horrible that I would never buy them again, but not as flawless for me as Essie or China Glaze.

When I used Moss yesterday, I used Essie base coat and top coat, and I did get some shrinkage.  Today I used China Glaze base and top coats and I have a feeling this one will shrink too.  Unless I put something on top of it.  I'm leaning toward White Shatter.


  1. I *love* that color. Too bad about the application problem, though. You should think about Essie Master Plan (from their retail line at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc).

  2. Yes - this is your kind of color! It's not like I don't have other colors like it, LOL!! I added some Konad, which I posted for tomorrow ;-)


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